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In cases where there is public interest or where the sentence may be complicated or controversial, the judge may decide to make the sentencing statement more widely available. You can read the judge’s full statement here once sentence has been passed.

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For more information about how judges decide sentences and what sentences are available to them, see the Scottish Sentencing Council website.

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HMA v JASON FORBES

Friday, 30 January, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 30 January 2015, Lady Wolffe sentenced Jason Forbes to two years and eight months imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to being concerned in the supply of a class A drug.

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HMA v EDMOND REID

Friday, 30 January, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 30 January 2015, Lady Wolffe sentenced Edmond Reid to three years imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to drugs offences.

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HMA v Colin Snell

Thursday, 22 January, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At Edinburgh Sheriff Court Sheriff Welsh imposed a community payback order on Colin Snell after he pled guilty to causing death by careless driving. He was also disqualified from driving for three years.

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HMA v ANDREW WHITEFORD

Tuesday, 20 January, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 20 January 2015, Lord Uist imposed an Order for Lifelong Restriction on Andrew Whiteford with a punishment part of three years and four months imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to assault and robbery.

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HMA v JASON HALL

Friday, 16 January, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 16 January 2015, Lady Wolffe sentenced Jason Hall to four years imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to being concerned in the supply of a Class A drug.

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